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Sporadic pain in toe joint, acute pain behind knee cap. Inconclusive blood results. Any ideas?

I have had sporadic pain in my big toe joint for several years. Blood Tests have been inconclusive and swelling rarely occurs. Last night I suffered acute pain behind my kneecap, keeping me awake most of the night; it is just easing off now. Again, no swelling. I am 57, fit and active, have a varied diet, never drink to excess but a stone or so overweight. What do you reckon?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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The pain in the joints that you are having can be due to polyarthritis or gout or osteoarthritic changes. A direct examination and X-ray of the affected joints will help in the diagnosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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